Sports Personality 2015: The 12 contenders

BBC Sport reveals the 12 shortlisted candidates for this year's prestigious annual Sports Personality of the Year award.

They are cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, footballer Lucy Bronze, athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, athlete Mo Farah, cyclist Chris Froome, boxer Tyson Fury, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, tennis player Andy Murray, swimmer Adam Peaty, long-jumper Greg Rutherford, rugby league player Kevin Sinfield and gymnast Max Whitlock.

The winner will be announced at the live ceremony at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Sunday 20 December. The public will be able to vote for their favourite by phone and online on the night.

Watch how the 12 contenders were chosen by the Panel.

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